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TEACH AD Webinars

Universities go green! A case study from the Michigan State University South Campus Anaerobic Digester

May 31, 2022

Food for thought! Anaerobic digester systems provide a means for universities to recycle campus waste while satisfying multiple goals of reducing their carbon footprint, lowering their energy costs, reducing the use of fossil fuels, producing renewable energy, diverting waste from landfills and wastewater plants, and creating campus laboratories for educating students on socially responsible behavior. Join this webinar to learn how Michigan State University is going green with the use of anaerobic digestion technologies.

During this presentation, we will also cover available technical and educational assistance from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7048417514261610508

Webinar  PDF:

https://erc.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/633/2022/06/ERC-TEACH-AD-5th-Webinar-002.pdf

 

Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion Plants

February 23, 2022

Anaerobic digestion of a small amount of organic and food waste was considered unprofitable a few years ago. When talking about anaerobic digestion projects, large digesters are common but what does it take to scale down to community and campus-scale? Join this webinar to find out more about small-scale digestion plants (or micro-scale digestion) and see how universities, small towns and communities, farmers, and others are using this technology to reduce their carbon emissions, waste generation, and consumption of unhealthy food while creating new local jobs. The presentation will feature an existing facility at the University of California San Diego and one at Tusten, NY.

Recording:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6059424395118573327

Webinar  PDF:

https://erc.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/633/2022/03/ERC-TEACH-AD-4th-Webinar_Final.pdf

 

 

Developing Environmental Offsets from Anaerobic Digestion Projects & Case Study Des Moines MWRA Renewable Natural Gas

December 8, 2021

Description:

Anaerobic Digestion of organic waste such as food waste is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits such as emissions reduction (carbon offsets) that can create an enormous financial opportunity for municipal governments. Join this presentation to learn more about carbon offsets markets, project financing, available technical and educational assistance from the University of Illinois Chicago and to see how Des Moines Metropolitan WRA got into renewable natural gas business, to turn waste into millions annually.

Recording:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6760084879680791819

Webinar  PDF:

https://erc.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/633/2022/02/Dec8ERC-TEACH-AD-3rd-Webinar-Final-Deck-reduced.pdf

 

 

The Multiple Aspects of a (Food) Waste to Biogas Project

September 30, 2021

Two case studies from UW Oshkosh Biogas Systems - One case study from a new anaerobic digester-urban farm project in Chicago

Description:

Anaerobic Digestion of organic waste such as food waste is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits such as improved air quality, biogas recovery, and nutrients recovery. Anaerobic digestion projects are multifaceted ventures, and each has its own peculiarity. During this webinar we will discuss some of the many aspects of a waste to biogas project, featuring two existing facilities owned by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and one new digester-urban farm project in Chicago and we will talk about available technical and educational assistance from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Recording:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1172617474447228939

Webinar  PDF:

https://erc.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/633/2022/02/FinalTeach-AD2ndWebinar.pdf

 

Diverting Food Waste from Landfills - US EPA's New Technical Education & Analysis for Community Hauling and Anaerobic Digesters

June 16, 2021

Description:

When food goes to the landfill, the nutrients in the food never return to the soil, and the wasted food rots and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Anaerobic Digestion is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits such as improved air quality, biogas recovery, and nutrients recovery. The University of Illinois Chicago’s Energy Resources Center (UIC-ERC) was awarded funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) to help divert food waste from landfills by expanding the use of anaerobic digesters. This newly awarded grant will enable team members from the UIC-ERC to advance energy sustainability and improve the environment by supporting the development of new anaerobic digester infrastructure in the U.S. Join this presentation to learn more about the UIC-ERC newly Technical Education and Analysis for Community Hauling and Anaerobic Digesters (TEACH AD) Program. The program’s goal is to help communities and water resource recovery facilities in the Midwest region divert food waste from landfills by providing education and no-cost technical assistance to explore the increased adoption of anaerobic digestion and renewable energy biogas technologies. We will partner with state agencies, industry experts, water resource recovery facilities, and communities while leveraging other outreach programs we have ran for years. The program is expected to provide at least 20 Anaerobic Digestion Technical Assessments utilizing EPA’s Co-Digestion Economic Analysis Tool (CoEAT) along with other tools and will provide technical support to facilities and communities evaluating the use of new and existing anaerobic digesters to divert food waste from landfills. Educational assistance will be provided through workshops, training webinars, and several anaerobic digestion project profiles.

Recording:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/367774960570625803

Webinar  PDF:

https://erc.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/633/2022/02/ERC-TEACH-AD-1st-Webinar-FINAL-Draft-6-14-1.pdf